# Place value: Four-digit numbers

## In a nutshell

The are four place values for four-digit numbers: thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. Zeros can also be used as placeholders where necessary.

## Place values

A four-digit number can be separated or partitioned into thousands, hundreds, ten and ones. The position of the digit, or the place value, indicates how big the number is.

**Example 1**

*Use place value to partition** the number $6092$. *

*The number $6092$ consists of $6$ thousands, $9$ tens and $2$ ones.*

*$\underline{6092 = 6000+90+2}$*

**Note:** The zero in the hundreds column is a placeholder, as there are no hundreds for this number.

**Example 2**

*Place the numbers $5678$, $9283$ and $8274$ into a place value table.*

*The numbers have four digits, so the numbers can be separated into thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.*